Words and Music by Tom Schena

Autumn Wind


Woodstoves are running on a another able year
Just in time to watch the leaves disappear
Autumn has fallen on another able year
Just in time to watch the leaves disappear.

  Chorus
So let the autumn wind blow you around again.
Again and again,
Let the autumn wind blow you around again
Again and again.

There’s a young boy, raking up the leaves
For a dollar of his own
And he can smell the firing roaring deep inside the chimney
Burning black on the soul of a stone.

  Chorus

If you love the summer sun, kicking back and having fun
Maybe this ain’t the right song for you
But if you like a little cold and dreaming of a little snow, and
Feeling the chilly wind on your skin.

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Drifter


Drifter is a man
With snakeskin and a tan
Living life under the sun
Always on the run
   Chorus
With his brown oiled leathers
And his heart stained love letters
Lord he wanders the day and night
Waiting on the winds of change to make him feel alright
Alright.

Well, Pearl was the name
Of the only girl who could ever tame
The Drifter’s wild, stallion-like heart
But his love for hard living
Only drive her away
Till one day she ran away with his heart

With a tear in his eye
He’s always surprised
When the bottom of every bottle is near
Wondering why he’d cast her aside
For the taste of a bottle of beer

  Chorus
With his brown oiled leathers
And his heart stained love letters
He wanders the day and the night
Waiting on the sweet winds of change to make him alright,
To make him alright.

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Gone


If you're gonna give up
Never gonna live up
To the things you always said you'd be
You try and make the best
For the good times are often said
Never last as long as the times after they're gone

CHORUS
Gone
Like the rivers in search of the sea
Gone
Like a stranger in search of a place
He has never been
Gone
Like an empty old canvas to curiosity
Gone, long gone

Walking near the lake in stride
Where the wind and the water and the sand collide
The sunlight's a-dyin' but the moonlight's alive.
And everything I've sung in this song
Are simple things we've known all along
To make the best of these times until they're all gone.

CHORUS x2

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All the Miles Away

Well it’s hard to be inspired
When you feel oh so tired
You just wanna go home.
And I know the feeling
Of working in the evening
Dreaming the hours away

  Chorus
As my thoughts go racing
Towards a future I’ve been chasing
Following those old yellow lines
I can see tomorrow and it only took today
To realize the beauty all the miles away.

Well your beauty’s set in motion
You love the commotion
Of those steel wheels that roll on by
Cause if it were not for you
I’d never get a chance to view
A more precious life

My bags are packed
And I’m heading for the door
I can’t take the waiting any more
You’ll always hold the key
To old souls like me
Who love to wander free.

  Chorus
So as my thoughts go racing
A future I’ve been chasing
Following those old yellow lines
I can see tomorrow and it only took today
To realize the beauty all the miles away.
  [repeat]

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Crazy World


Only got one life
Don’t you leave anything on the table.
Won’t you try to be everything you’re able.

You’ve only got one life
One life to live
You’ve only got one heart
One heart to give
And you’ve only got one melody
Singing in your soul
And you’ve only got one future to see what these eyes
Have always known

You’re stuck on a ledge
And there’s no safety net to hold you
You want to get to the other side
But you’re too damn afraid to fly

Well sometimes
You got to open up your wings
And let the weight of the world
Bring you down
Down to the ground
Only got one life
You’ve only got one heart
You’ve only got one start
In this crazy world

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By the Barrel of a Gun

Pointing at you,
Is a cold forty-five,
And suddenly you just can’t tell,
If you’re dead or alive,
You miss them Georgia hills,
And the Tennessee moon,
Just like a lonesome drifter, Lord,
Whistling out a tune.

  Chirus
Oh mama, what has your boy done?
‘Cause now he may die
Living by the barrel of a gun
Oh, father, was he just having fun,
Making his way, living by the barrel of a gun.
 
Well they laid him to rest,
At the south end of town,
On the top of a hill,
Where all the angels come down,
And they faced his grave,
Towards the rising of the sun,
To let everybody know,
That this was someone.

  Chorus
Oh mama, what has your boy done,
Cause now he has died,
Living by the barrel of a gun
Oh father was he just having fun,
Making his way, living by the barrel of a gun.

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